The Food Brie Cooked and Baked

A record of every food cooked or baked in my kitchen in 2010

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94. BBQ ribs and squash

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Can I just tell you how much I love my slow cooker? And butternut squash? (Yes, I suppose I can tell you. It’s my blog.)

I seriously love that I can put some food in my little kitchen appliance in the morning, and when I come home from work, it’s done! Love that.

And squash? Fall is just not fall without squash. This squash was picked fresh from BP’s garden.

These ribs were super easy. Put country-style ribs in the slow cooker with a bottle of BBQ sauce and turn it on low for the day. When you get home from work, eat.

For the squash, I cut a triangular hole in the large end (so it doesn’t explode) and bake at 400 for approximately one hour.

BP and I topped it off with some (store-bought) hot apple cider. Mmmmmmmm.

BBQ ribs and squash

BBQ ribs and butternut squash


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October 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm

84. pork chops with fresh tomato, onion, garlic and feta

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Mmmmmmm …. feta. BP and I love feta.

And this is the most perfect way to eat pork chops.

Garlic, tomatoes, basil, a little balsamic vinegar – add the feta – and there you have it. Pork chop perfection.

I served the chops with some roasted red potatoes on the side.

pork chops

pork chops with fresh tomato, onion, garlic and feta

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August 26, 2010 at 7:59 pm

67. pork soft tacos

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Recipe source: originally from a print issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray, but now it’s online

This is our go-to taco recipe in the summer. As soon as the cilantro from our garden was ready, it went into this dish. And next week, we’re doing it again! And you know if I’m making a recipe twice in two weeks, it has to be good.

Little Brother loves this recipe, so we always invite him over when we make it. And next week, I’m also inviting my cousin and her daughters over because she asked about it last time I saw her. I’d made it for her about a year ago, and it’s that delicious that people remember it!

So go, cut some cilantro from your garden and eat.

corn-cilantro salsa

a close-up of the corn-cilantro salsa

pork taco

the whole mess - tortilla, cheese, pork, corn salsa

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June 23, 2010 at 9:04 pm

32. slow-cooker beer-braised pork and black bean soup

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Recipe source: Real Simple

This soup was simple and easy to put together (even though I did drop the chunk of pork on the floor and had to wash it off – ha!), but it was just okay on taste. It could have used some more flavor. I probably will not make this again.

beer-braised pork and black bean soup

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March 8, 2010 at 9:13 pm

29. pork chops & potatoes in mushroom sauce

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Recipe source: Simple & Delicious, January/February 2010

This was as bland as it sounds (and looks). I’m not really even sure why I decided to try this recipe. It was a lapse in judgment. It won’t happen again.

And don’t let “mushroom sauce” fool you into thinking it was something gourmet. The sauce was a can of cream of mushroom soup with a few other ingredients added to it.

pork chops & potatoes in mushroom sauce

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February 22, 2010 at 8:47 pm

23. posole: pork and hominy soup

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Recipe source: The Noshery

For this soup, I used the leftover pork from yesterday’s supper, as suggested by the author of the recipe.

It was a great suggestion. The soup was delicious. Even BP’s three nephews liked it and requested seconds.  I’ll be making this again, for sure.

posole: pork and hominy soup

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February 6, 2010 at 8:08 pm

21. carnitas

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Recipe source: The Noshery

These tacos were way better than the regular ol’ beef variety.

I heart my slow cooker. The meat cooked all day while I was at work, and when I got home, all I needed to do was fry it up to make it a little crispy. Delicious.


Written by louise914

February 5, 2010 at 7:26 pm

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